Qualified in Western Medical Herbalism (MSc) Middlesex University; Naturopathic Nutrition (PGDip) College of Naturopathic Medicine, more than forty years experience in herbal and holistic medicine.
Herbal Medicine / Your little discovery
Do you know
that many pharmaceutical drugs are made from healing plants?
ASSPIRIN many years ago was produced from MEADOWSWEET and name aspiring come from Spirea ulmaria (Meadowsweet), a botanical source of salicylic acid. So, when you take aspiring, you receive an active compound which was extracted from an herb and chemically synthesized now. Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical drug which without a doubt is effective.
“Historians of medicine have traced its birth in 1897, but the fascinating history of aspirin actually dates back >3500 years, when willow bark was used as a painkiller and antipyretic by Sumerians and Egyptians, and then by great physicians from ancient Greece and Rome.” So, it was the willow bark successfully used 3500 years ago and then after finding one of its active components drug aspiring appeared some a little bit more than 100 years ago? So, is an idea old or new?
By the way we use MEADOWSWEET not only to treat inflammation but also to treat side effects FROM ASSPIRIN as aspirin is corrosive to the gut and intestinal walls, and usually when aspirin in prescribed, a good doctor will prescribe with aspirin something what can neutralise its side effects.
Of course, there are many very essential pharmaceutical drugs which can’t be compared with herbal drugs but it is good to have a choice and variety. Herbal medicine was used for thousands of years for both, treatment and prevention. Get in touch to book your consultation.